Dr. Carl Backer, MD
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Dr. Carl Backer, MD

Cardiac Surgery | Male

Ann Rbrt Lr Chldrn Hsp Crdc Srg 225 E Chicago Ave # 22, Chicago, IL 60611 Get Directions

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Dr. Backer specializes in Cardiac Surgery and practices in Chicago, IL. He practices at 2 locations.

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3.4 based on 5 responses
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Disease
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Vascular Disease

Procedures Performed

  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Shunting Procedures With or Without Aortic Repair or Coronary Anomaly Repair
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Maze Procedure
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)

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  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Illinois.

  • 0
    Sanctions

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Mayo Med Sch

    Graduated in 1980

  • Internship Hospital
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital

    Completed in 1981

  • Residency Hospital
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital

    Completed in 1985

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital

    Completed in 1987

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
  • Board certified in Congenital Cardiac Surgery and Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Backer's Office & Staff

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Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

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Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients